Understanding of rivers and their sediments, both as modern systemsand as ancient counterparts in the geological record, hasprogressed steadily but markedly over the past several decades,with contributions by practitioners in diverse fields ofgeosciences and engineering. This book contains 31 papers, withauthors from 13 countries, who participated in the SixthInternational Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology held in CapeTown, South Africa, in 1977. True to the nature of thesequadrennial conferences, the papers in this book discuss a broadrange of fluvial subjects that include the character of bedformsand sediment transport in river channels, morphological andsedimentological features of modern fluvial environments, modernand ancient avulsions, internal and external controls on thebehaviour of river systems, and the facies and architecturalorganization of alluvial deposits.
* * A specialist volume detailing the latest advances in fluvialsedimentology.
* Authorship includes the leaders in the field.
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